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PENHA Board of Trustees

PENHA has a Board of Trustees charged with policy formulation, accountability and ensuring that the organisation complies with the laws governing charities. The following are the current members of the Board of Trustees.

Dr. Lulsegged Abebe

Chair of Board, Dr. Abebe, PhD in Conflict Analysis and Resolution, Internaltional Consultant and former staff of International Alert

Dr. Zeremariam Fre

Treasurer, Dr. Fre, PENHA Founder, Lecturer and course tutor at University College London; PhD, MSc. in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development

Ms Nicole Kenton

Trustee, Ms Kenton Independent Consultant in international development 

Ms Roda M. Ibrahim

Trustee, Ms Ibrahim is a Director of SAAFI and has more than 30 years of work experience in international development.

Dr. Taffese Mesfin

Trustee, Dr. Mesfin, B.V.Sc in Veterinary Surgery with 30 years of experience as a senior official at the Ministry of Agriculture, Ethiopia and currently head of a local Ethiopian NGO

Ms Sophie Walsh

Trustee, Ms Walsh, BA Hons Political Science with Sociology and Graduate Diploma in Law, is Head of Risk and Assurance at Oxfam GB and an experienced charity professional. 


Dr. Bereket Tsegay

Company Secretary, Dr. Tsegay, International Development Consultant, PhD in Development Studies from the SOAS, University of London